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. president obama was 19 years old when he first got involved with the anti-apartheid movement. the first time he gave what being call a political speech was back in 1981. he was a sophomore at occidental college when he spoke out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and personal idol who struggled his earliest ambitions. >> i am one of the first who grew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue of policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005 before obama became president. the two leaders, each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awakened me to the wider world and the obligation that we all have to stand up for what is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear that we did not have to accept the world as it is, take we could do our part to seek
-year low, which means that 47% of this economy has basically given up until obama. these policies have not created economic growth, and everybody knows it. >> but wait, wait, ants my question. >> i can answer it. >> the house republicans is 40 jobs create bills that are stalled in the senate. >> they're all the same two things. >> no, they're not. they're energy job, they're rural jobs, farm jobs. >> the biggest thing you can do to create jobs, whether you're a republican or democrat, and this has been true throughout centuries, is for the government to be smaller and for the private sectoring to bigger. that means less regulation, not the monstrous expansion we have seen, and we just got the tip of the iceberg there. >> wait, wait, wait. wait a second. >> more taxes, less spending, and same -- >> the administration -- however -- >> i want to hear the governor here. >> it's down to pre-stimulus levels and heading in the right direction. >> despite obama. the sequester, by the way, is less than 1% of total federal spending. if we think this nation cannot tighten its belt, then we should
they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for ran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, you know, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iran, the united states u.s. and five other world powers will meet this week to discuss a six-month deal to halt iran's nuclear program. the president said the deal which lifts sanctions has helped his country's economy. >>> this week on talk to al jazeera, iran's foreign minister mohammed zarif was asked if his country would attend a peace conference if invited? he is a key backer of assad. here is his response? >> we believ
made two years ago that president obama had never met an uncle who lives near boston. well, it turns out that the president not only knew him, he once lived with him. why so much confusion? cnn's brian todd has more. >> reporter: he's a 69-year-old man who works at a liquor store near boston and he's now caught up in the president's latest political migraine. the man's name, onyango obama, also called omar, the president's uncle. "the boston globe" previously cited the white house as saying the president and hess uncle had never met, but the white house press secretary now says this -- >> the president said that he, in fact, had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and that he stayed with him for a brief period of time until his -- the president's apartment was ready. >> reporter: in recent days the uncle said that barack obama stayed with him for three weeks in the 1980s. why the differing accounts? >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence that they had met. >> reporter: jay carney says it was
the obama care website. and glenn beck is here with his take on obama care and the administration negotiating with terrorists in iran. >> they offered coverage for myself, my wife but my one and a half-year-old daughter was left off. >> and a shocking story from the latest victims of obama care. >> i thought it was a glitch. >> "hannity" starts right here, right now. welcome to "hannity." tonight the deadline has passed. despite the administration saying health care.gov works, quote, smoothly for the vast majority of use rs that's not true. there are still glitches when americans try to sign up for obama care online and even death panel sebelius admits it's true, sort of. in "usa today" she wrote, for those who prefer to shop online you may want the to visit health care.gov in off-peak hours when there is less traffic. morning, evenings, weekends. have your information ready and comparison shop for the best deal. that doesn't sound fixed to me. we want to test it so back with us again trying to sign up for obama care. she's been trying all day. the co-host of "fox & friends" first
as a hero for decades. president obama was just 19 years old when he first started participating in the anti-apartheid movement. it was 1981, he was a sophomore at oxidental college in california where he gave his first political speech, speaking out against apartheid. for president obama, nelson mandela was a personal hero and a political idols who legendary struggles fueled his ambitions. >> i drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. >> reporter: they met in person only briefly in 2005, before obama became president. the two leaders each standing in history as the first black president of his nation, spoke occasionally by phone. president obama penned the forward for mandela's 2010 memoir "conversations with myself." he wrote his example helped awaken me to the wider world and the obligation that we all have to stand up for what is right. through his choices, mandela made it clear that we did not have to seep the world as it is, that we could do our par
at its lowest level in five years. will president obama finally get some credit out of this? we've got the details of this terrifying landing all captured on camera. stand by. you're going to see this plane go up and down and up. stand by. life with crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is a daily game of "what if's". what if my abdominal pain and cramps end our night before it even starts? what if i eat the wrong thing? what if? what if i suddenly have to go? what if? but what if the most important question is the one you're not asking? what if the underlying cause of your symptoms is damaging inflammation? for help getting the answers you need, talk to your doctor and visit crohnsandcolitisadvocates.com to connect with a patient advocate from abbvie for one-to-one support and education. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? >>> af
at the center of a deportation case for years. initially, the administration said president obama never met with the uncle seen here during an unrelated court appearance. but now it turns out he briefly lived with the uncle many years ago. brian todd has been looking into the story for us. explain this contradiction. what's going on. >> the contradiction is explained by the white house by saying there almost was no contradiction. when they said before there was no record of president obama meeting his uncle, that there really was no written record, not even in the president's book of him meeting his uncle, but not only did he meet him, but he stayed with him for a brief period of time in the '80s when the president's apartment was being readied for him in cambridge, massachusetts. the problem was in 2012, the white house said that the boston globe cited the white house as saying they had never met. now, this is what jay carney said yesterday about all this. >> when omar obama said the other day, and there were reports he had said the other day that president obama back when he was a law sch
the famous switch. tonight what we learned about when it all started and the years when the lighting of the national tree carried profound emotion with it. president obama his growing daughters by his side and that tradition lighting up the national christmas tree before the weekend started. >> five, four, three, two, one. whoo! >> up on stage first lady michelle obama, too. aretha franklin performed. ♪ joy to the world ♪ the lord has come >> mrs. obama and the muppets. >> you ready? >> yes. >> are you all ready? >> reading the night before christmas. and mariah carey there, too. ♪ all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> a tradition, the first national christmas tree lit by calvin coolidge in 1923. the first president to flip the switch, black and white there, but trust us, 2500 red, white and green bulbs. this tree lit in 1940 by fdr. the washington monument right there behind it. and it was 50 years ago after the death of president kennedy, the lighting ceremony postponed until late december. president lbj saying today we come to the end of a season of great national sorrow an
as obama's have this year. history also suggest that there are two types of white house shakeups. he fires somebody anybody as a is a cry official lamb. the second is deep cleansing. jim, the question everybody asks does he have this in him? >> it's nuts. he's not going to fire his staff. he's not going to make that kind of change. at the end of the day the white house reflects the president. are your going to bring in different staff and have new blood in his veins. that's not how presidents work. he never wanted to have people around him who he doesn't consider close in many cases intimate friends. that's where his comfort zone is. he won't bring in republicans and bring in old hands from the democratic party. it sounds good but it's not sensical. he won't do it. >> why? >> one he only has a couple of years left in the white house. he likes those around him. the chief of staff is relatively new. it's a different team. you don't have rahm emanuel or david plouff or david, ale rod or robert gibbs. you have a lot on this show talk about what's going on but not advising him. there is new blo
to reach president obama's one-year, seven million people signup goal. seven million people heretofore had not had health insurance or maybe they got kicked off of their health insurance plan because the promise of if you like your health plan you can keep it has not been kept. many people, unfortunately, very many people, something like five million, have already been notified that they're not going to be able to keep their health care insurance even though they like it. many health insurance professionals and public officials have gone public. they have reported that the site isn't anywhere near ready for primetime, and as much as 40%, as i said earlier, of the site has yet to be built. my hometown newspaper in atlanta, georgia, "the atlanta journal constitution," included a headline today, and i quote, new and improved? not so much, some georgians find, end quote. and they went on to highlight three of the most glaring examples. i'm going to give -- colleagues, i'm going to give you a couple of the examples in the interest of time. alforetta, georgia, shopping online, he's faced roadblo
in the personal venom that developed between president obama and charlie rangel. been in the house of representatives 44 years. it turns out they hate each other. there's no way to put a finer point on this. they despise each other. a new book has the president calling charlie rangel, quote, a hack referring to his many ethical challenges. there's no doubts charlie rangel is a hack and been caught not paying his taxes. >> it breaks it down, the sort of back and forth. it seems to be that rangle is, as they describe it, old school. he's been there for 44 years, harlem congressman. he does it old school and he has seen president obama as an up start, a beginner. he famously backed hillary clinton. and then of course when he was elected, brought na office. charlie rangel thought he would have access to the white house as chairman of the house ways and means committee. he didn't get access. >> and who did? >> al sharpton. that's who they went with for their community outreach. they went with al sharpton over charlie rangel. charlie rangel has been pretty honest about the failures of ob
that they describe as unreliable. the radio malfunctioned during president obama's visit last year. police in vallejo are looking for three people that robbed a bank of america. it happened early thursday morning. and three masked men entered the bank from a teller, taking off in the small silver sedan. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> the possibility of ice and snow has forced today's annual beacon lighting celebration to be moved. the event commemorates thousands of troops killed in the japanese attack on pearl harbor on december 17, 1941. it's been moved to the east bay campus in concord, but the beacon, they will still be lit. organizers say that it will be shining brighter. today marks the attack on pearl harbor about 2,500 marines and sailors were killed that day, prompting the u.s. to enter their war with a handful of people that are still alive today and the service people that were involved in that attack. and they were survived, including the former state senator from louisiana. >>> and law enforcement, they say that it bares repeating that they need to slow down. as the
to president obama. >> there have been for several years now of course a number of comparisons made between nelson mandela and president obama. "the washington post" characterized how the president in the past has dealt with those comparisons saying in part, quote, the american president regularly shied from direct comparisons with mr. mandela. mr. obama often noted privately and publicly that his sacrifices would never compare to mr. mandela's. aide to mr. obama said he was uncomfortable when people drew parallels between them as often as they did. this is from "the new york time times", not "the washington post." i apologize. how fair are those comparisons? they are inevitable and now we're going to continue to read and hear more about them over the next few days and weeks. how fair are they? >> it depends on which mr. mandela you're talking about. >> and which mr. obama you're talking about. >> one of the things that we talk about is mr. mandela as a tremendous humanitarian leader and so on. and he really was. but he was also a politician. and he also had to hold together a coalition, fi
. public disapprove of the way president obama has handled syria. for the most part it has been fairly good in recent years. 51% say the president is not tough enough in his approach to foreign policy. ! you how one organization is playing this story on the pew study. you can get the details on the al jazeera met -- on the al jazeera website. then there is this based on your survey, 70% of those surveyed said the u.s. command less respect than it did in the past, matching little scene toward the end of president george w. bush's second term. that was something that was also surprising to us because we also conduct our global attitude studies all over the world. the image of the united states is negative all end ofe world by the george w. bush presidency, then at that .70% of americans say the u.s. was less respected around the world than it has been in the past. when barack obama came into office, we know that around the world u.s. relations improved. about 56% say this was the case in 2009 and in 2012. today it is back to 70%. likely --s are more in the credits have not changed it is not j
to remember the man that spent 27 years in prison for fighting apartheid. president obama said in addition to greatly admiring nelson mandela, he was personally inspired by him. >> like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set. and so long as i will live,ly continue to try to learn from him. >> reporter: the president ordered the flags at the white house, federal buildings, and military bases to be flown at half staff until sunset on monday. >>> amber alert has been issued in the bay area for a teenager from washington state. elizabeth romero was last seen leaving her school in kenwick, washington. surveillance video shows her get into a car with her boyfriend 19-year-old eduardo flores. he was last seen driving a 2001- 2003 ford escape with temporary washington plates. investigators think the two could be heading to mexico and they may drive through the bay area. >>> retired santa clara county superior court judge will lead a task force. cordell is also san jose's independent police auditor. the president of san jose state sa
's president barack obama and the first family lighting our national christmas tree on our rainy friday night. this year is the 91st lighting of that tree and it stands in the president's park behind the white house, very cool stuff. >>> it may sound a little gruesome, but it is all the rage, a new less invasive beauty procedure that involves injecting your own blood into your face. apparently it's supposed to make you look younger. >> let's give it a chance here. we'll introduce you to the vampire facelift. >> vampires, parasites of the underworld. their sharp fangs piercing necks in a blood lust ritual. it's what most people think of when you say vampire. but in 2013 there's a new meaning. in hollywood blood is beauty and some of the biggest stars are hungry for it. the vampire facelift. >> this area around here. >> reporter: you are looking at the first moments of this new cosmetic procedure in the medical office of dr. charles tellacouture and while it may be cutting edge not a single knife is used, no cutting, no stitches, no pulling. the doctor begins by drawing the patient's blood and
families. >> i want to start with first lady michelle obama. what went into decorations this year? there has been a military theme, a celebration of those who sacrifice every day for us. >> that's something that mrs. obama keeps close to her heart and it's very important to her. the actual theme is gather round your family, our traditions, our history. and the blue room true does honor our servicemen and there are stars for our fallen soldiers. there are also these really poignant pictures of children reconnecting with their parents as they return from the military service. >> so meaningful. jackie kennedy, i'm sure there was attention to detail there. >> i love jackie kennedy. our fashion icon. here is the secret, her christmas style was a little messy. it was even happen hazard in their private family photo, which are presidential historians give us access to. and then she liked to decorate with miniature trees and miniature ornaments. she had the first theme, a nutcracker christmas. >> fantastic. we see these photos, so candid, in the moment, celebrating that day with the kids.
from different u.s. publications are in daenk of not having their visas renewed by year's end. biden argued newspaper should be able to report the truth without fear of consequences. during an msnbc exclusive interview chris matthews asked president obama who would be a better president, joe biden or hillary clinton? here's his answer. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >>> police have arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly stealing a part from the porsche involved in the crash that killed paul walker. the suspect even posted photos of the roof panel you see here on-line bragging about that grab. >>> the navy announced a successful larchlg of a drone from a submerged submarine on thursday. the unmanned aircraft was -- it flew for several hours while transmitting live video. with that, we'll be right back. >>> the death of nelson mandela is being felt all around the world. joining me now for more on his life and leg as where i is u.s. congresswoman barbara lee of california joining us on the
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of the united states? it is not herbert hoover, it is barack obama. >> it is a 30 year trend. it is a 30 year trend. >> if they want to change this, they have a way to change it. they could do this. there are on a bunch of other things. don't say it is corporate greed, it is inability of political leadership to get anything done. >> it's a 30 year trend. you can't say government is going to make companies pay people more. that's a dictatorship. >> all right. >> they make rich companies pay people more. >> not because the conversation ended, but because i am being yelled at. we have a commercial break to get in. we have to pick this up another time, another place, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> have a good week. >> you, too. >>> millions are being impacted by winter like weather. among them, a country singer talking about conditions in one of the hardest-hit areas. ♪ nothing says, "you're my #1 copilot," like a milk-bone biscuit. ♪ say it with milk-bone. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains go, the economy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. so ally
stadium. mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th, following a state funeral. president obama is among the world leaders expected to attend. the u.s. economy added more than 200,000 jobs in november. the unemployment rate is now 7%. it's lowest point in five years. the southwestern united states is being battered by heavy, wintery weather. decides freezing rain a thunder and lightning storm could sweep across texas, arkansas, and oklahoma. france is putting more boots on the ground to help stop the violence in africa. african heads of state are meet in france to talk about the situation. but as jackry roland reports the day began with thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> the president opened the meeting with a moment of silence in honor of mandela. and then went on to outline the meeting, in particular the situation the central african republic. he also said other key issues were trafficking and also terrorism, a problem which he said affected many countries on the continent. the summit continue on saturday. with six word powers to work out the details of a deal aimed
% -- a big plunge. in the second half of the year, the economy grew rapidly. host: that was the chief economist for the national federation of independent businesses. they put out that video. the debate takes place here over income inequality. president obama talked about that at the center for american progress. we are getting her thoughts. david in maryland. what is your story? -- for me,hink that i am able to move up. i think in this area the jobs are better. someone who is making minimum wage, i think it should be raised. from thehe comments organization that you mentioned. where another article there was a millionaire or billionaire businessman who was saying that if you raise the minimum wage, it would be a stimulus to the economy because that money would go right back into the economy, plus less people would be collecting food stamps and so it would be like a jolt into ways to the economy. i tend to agree with that. host: here is another argument that you might agree with from the new york times. i then in shreveport, louisiana. -- ivan in shreveport louisiana. caller: i think
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines age
industry. a c-span, created by they cable tv industry years ago and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. you can watch us in hd. next is a discussion of the obama administration efforts to reintroduce the health care law and other issues leading up to the 2014 midterm election. run this morning's "washington journal." host: paul singer is the politics editor of "usa today." thank you for being with us. rick to see you. great to to see you -- see you. host: let's talk about the legislative week because it is a busy week for washington. the only time the house and senate are in session, what can you expect? guest: the first thing we can hope for is a budget deal, particularly between paul ryan and patty murray in the senate. there is every signal that we could get a two-year budget he'll that would allow all of us to no longer worry about shutdowns in january. host: there have been some talk that some of the big-ticket items, medicare, medicaid, social security, would be part of this agreement. guest: there will be a little bit more -- basically trying to get rid of the sequester
rambunctious for this toddler. with a hand from mrs. obama and a kiss from sunny, the tiny tot was just fine. the first lady welcomed military families to the white house to unveil this year's decorations and thank them for their sacrifices. >> no matter what challenges you all face, during the holidays or any other time during the year, you all just dig a little deeper. >> reporter: the white house is fully decorated for the holidays and ready to welcome the 70,000 visitors expected this season. the numbers are impressive. it took 83 volunteers from all 50 states to deck these halls. there are 24 christmas trees, 450 books, a 300-pound gingerbread white house with and 1,000 yards of satin ribbon used to make replicas of the famous pups. >> they are mechanical. this is a new step. we are stepping up in the world. the bo and sunny honoring. >> now there's one more christmas tree to light. president obama and the first family will turn the switch on the massive 31 foot tall national christmas tree on the ellipse on friday. >> mary, thank you. >>> so i think it is fitting they named her sunny b
politician from illinois. senator barack obama visited mandela's cell on robben island when his own destiny was but a dream. so back then, there was little wonder why, watching a 71-year-old man dance could please so many people. it was the walk that preceded it. during his visit to boston 23 years ago, i met mr. mandela ever so briefly. there was time for one question, mr. mandela, i asked, what's the one thing in life you know for sure? with that elegant smile he answered, good and evil are always at war. good men must choose. with defiance and dignity and equal measure nelson mandela chose and america loved him for it. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> amazing seeing those shots. a man in some respects is on this mt. olympus of great human beings was so human and everybody who met him said the same thing. the shot of him wearing a yankees' hat is so great. i'm a mets fan. i will forgive him for that but so human mr. he tries to connect with people. he said i have discovered the secret. i have walked this long walk to freedom and i'm not perfect. i have made a lot of mistakes but he sai
and that changed that country. the 95-year-old icon died thursday following a lengthy illness. president obama called him a transformative figure that now belongs to the ages. >>> coming up, former secretary of state colin powell on his lasting impact on politics and pop culture. >> how many people will get to say the nation changed and the world changed because i was >> al, i was thinking about y born.outhis morning. it's extraordinary. >> al, i was thinking about you. th this morning.at's rig your son was born on mandela's birthday.ht feel that >> that's right.we were very pl. that's right. i always feel that special bond because of that. >> we will have we were very pleased about thatn >> we will have more on nelson mandela but, first, let's look at the stories making headlines today.ries making headlines a dangerous ice storm taking ag place in texas to the great lakes. lakes. several places like several places like oklahoma and tennessee, have already declared emergencyhave already declared a state of emergency and more than 1,000 flights have already been canceled.d. >> and there is opt
this which is why they voted to reject territory status in a referendum held one year ago. the obama administration recognizes this as well, which is why it proposed the first federally sponsored status vote in puerto rico's history to resolve the issue once and for all. and finally, members of congress, from both bodies, comprehend this which is why 125 of them have co-sponsored legislation i introduced that provides for an up or down vote in puerto rico on the territory's admission as a state and outlines the steps the federal government will take if a majority of voters favor admission. there are many reasons to oppose puerto rico's territory status, which is unequal, undemocratic and un-american. one of the most important reasons why puerto rico must discard this status in favor of either statehood or nationhood is because the current status has failed and will continue to fail to provide the island's 3.6 million american citizens with the economic opportunities and the quality of life they deserve. those who refuse to acknowledge this fundamental truth for ideological reasons ar
has empowered each and every one of us. >> reporter: nelson mandela, a man who spent 27 years behind bars, now eulogized by presidents and monarchs. in washington, flags at the white house were lowered to half-staff. president obama spoke of the man who inspired him. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: and former presidents clinton, bush and carter united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the wo
to half staff in many countries in his honor. also, president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> the chp have issued a statewide amber alert for a 14 year old girl believed to have been taken by men in kennewick, washington. her name is elizabeth romero you see her on the left. she is described as 5 ft. 3 in. tall, weighing 130 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. selassie when a white tank top, dark pants and was carrying a backpack and a pink purse. police say that she was taken by 19 year-old eduardo flores rosales on the right on wednesday afternoon. he is a hispanic man standing by feet 9 in. tall, weighing a 200 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. he was last seen driving and early 2000 green for the escape. they may be passing through the bay area enroute to mexico. >> a former judge will conduct an independent review of alleged harassment of an african-american student at san jose state. those claims of harassment sparked outrage on the campus. the university president will lead a task force. it will determine what exis
around the globe this morning. >> 95 years old. a monumental life. transcended his country. you see the nelson mandela statue right there in washington. the white house flag at half-staff right now, as well. last night, president obama likened mandela to abraham lincoln when he said mandela belongs to the ages now. giving us a sense of what human beings can do when they're guided by their hopes, not their fears. >> that conviction, too, george, apparent throughout his singular life. evident in his final communication. a final tweet, in fact, from nelson mandela's account. and it does resonate. a real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that the end of the debate we should emerge stronger. >> he said his 27 years in prison made him stronger and more mature. and we have much more coming up on nelson mandela, as well. >>> we're also tracking the huge ice storm this morning. more on that in a minute. >>> let's get to south africa. you see the black car carrying mandela's coffin right there. it's going from johannesburg to pretoria. it's draped with th
of democrats. you had the obamas, you had the clintons, and many democrats in there going to make sure we won. and with 22 governors' seats up next year that republicans have to defend, i think we're going to see more terry mcauliffes coming into office and whittling town the majority that they now hold -- down the majority that they now hold among republicans in governors' mansions. jon: you also had the republican closing that gap pretty substantially in the last few days, and some folks say if that election had been held a couple of weeks later, it might have been different. anyway, andrea, the republican party is often described as being beset by this schism between tea party members and other more long-term, longtime, more traditional maybe republicans. what do you think about what's happening apparently in the democratic party right now? >> sure. it's on both sides of the aisle. david's not being intellectually honest. the right has their far right, and the left has their far left. democrats have done a pretty good job of keeping their intra-party fighting out of the headlines until rec
] >> reporter: president obama joined by his family pushed the button to bathe the national christmas tree in a warm holiday glow. and later remembered the man he says has been a major inspiration. >> and this year we give a special measure of gratitude for nelson mandela a man who championed that generosity of spirit. in his life he blessed us with tremendous grace and unbelievable courage. and we are all privileged to live in a world touched by his goodness. >> reporter: despite a cold rain, crowds continued gathering before mandala's statue. in south africa's washington embassy to mourn him. former secretary of state, hillary clinton, met mandala a few years after he was released from prison. >> mandala told many people that he had to learn to forgive, and he had to leave his anger behind when he walked out of prison. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry was in tel aviv, working on an israeli/palestinian solution when he paused to remember mandala. >> madiba's long walk to freedom gave new meaning to character and to courage, to forgiveness and to human dign
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